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Last-minute changes to city’s hiring rules raises questions

The Civil Service Commission unexpectedly approved two changes to city hiring rules without warning Monday after a closed-door executive session, The Lens reported last week.

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Metro Black vote high, but not ‘game changing’ on Nov. 4

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer By early afternoon on November 4, consultants for some Caucasian Democrats on the ballot in Orleans and the Black-majority areas

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Organization asks U.S. Attorney Polite to take action in two cases
Justice & Beyond, a New Orleans-based group of justice advocates, last week asked U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite to launch investigations of two cases involving people of color in New Orleans. ...
Bail or jail…What’s wrong with Louisiana’s bail system?
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist Consider the following scenario. Two people are arrested and jailed for the same minor offense. It is each person’s first offense. At their individual bail ...
N.O. goes on the attack against domestic violence
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer National research ranks Louisiana among a handful of states with the highest rates of male-on-female violence in the United States. Figures—taken from 21 police jurisdictions across the ...
State sues Army Corps of Engineers for MR-GO costs
By Bob Marshall The Lens Louisiana has gone to federal court in its quest to have the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers foot the entire $3 billion bill for restoring damage caused ...
Politically connected company would benefit from state Amendment 3
By Charles Maldonado The Lens A constitutional amendment before voters Tuesday would let local governments contract with for-profit companies to collect delinquent property taxes — a measure that would greatly benefit one ...
Acclaimed ballet soloist to deliver Dillard ‘Brain Food’ lecture
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Misty Copeland, ballet soloist with the American Ballet Theater and author of Life in Motion, will deliver the next Brain Food Lecture in Georges Auditorium ...
Mayor, sheriff end much-criticized prisoner per diem method
By Charles Maldonado The Lens A controversial jail budgeting method, in which the city paid the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office a rate of $22.39 per day for each Orleans Parish Prison inmate, ...
Cannizzaro makes plea for budget increase from City Council
Orleans Parish Dis­trict Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said last week that he has serious budget concerns for next year. FOX 8 News reported that Cannizzaro says under the current budget, he’ll be ...

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